St. Pancras, Middlesex
Miles Staveley married Eleanor GOSNEY in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire in 1803. Miles and Eleanor had four children in Gainsborough (Walter b. 1804, Harriet b. 1806, Fanny b. 1807, and Eastland b. 1809). Miles and Eleanor then moved to St. Pancras, London where Miles was a pianoforte maker by trade. Here Miles and Eleanor are known to have had four additional children ( Arthur b. 1813, Harriet b. 1815, Miles b. 1819, and Ellen b. 1822). However, the only children mentioned in Miles Staveley's will are Eastland, Arthur, Ellen, and a single reference to his eldest son Walter Staveley of Knaith, Lincolnshire:
The Last Will and Testament of Miles Staveley pianoforte maker of no. 13 William Street in the parish of Saint Pancras in the county of Middlesex. I Miles Staveley being of sound mind do hereby make this my last will and testament. First I give and bequeath to my wife Eleanor Staveley to possess during the term of her natural life my honor situate and being. No. 12 William Street Hampstead Road in the parish of Saint Pancras in the county of Middlesex further after the death of my wife I give and bequeath to my three children Eastland, Arthur and Ellen or to such of them as shall outlive myself and my wife my house aforesaid no. 12 William Street and further I give and bequeath to my wife all my goods chattels money and whatsoever I may be possessed of or legally entitled to at the time of my death and to further in case my wife Eleanor Staveley shall be deceased before my death I give and bequeath to my daughter Ellen Staveley all of my household furniture wearing apparel and plate and to my three children Eastland, Arthur and Ellen or to or to such of them as shall be living at the time of my death in ? shares all money and whatsoever other property I may be possessed of or legally entitled to at the time of my death Further I hereby make and constitute my two sons Eastland and Arthur or the survivor of them or in case they shall be both deceased my eldest son Walter Staveley farmer of Knaith in Lincolnshire my Executors or Executor for the due ? ? of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand this tenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one – Miles Staveley – Signed by the said Miles Staveley the testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence have subscribed our names at witnesses. Witness – John ? - Thomas Henderson.
CODICIL to the above will by the aforesaid Miles Staveley. Miles Staveley aforesaid so by this codicil hereby revoke and make void such part of the above will as constitutes my son Arthur Staveley aforesaid out of my executors for the ? performance of my last will as above witness my hand this nineteenth day of april in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six. – Miles Staveley – Signed by the said Miles Staveley the testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence have subscribed our names as Witnessess. G. G. Richardson – P A. ?
PROVED at London with a Codicil the 23rd Sept.r 1850 before the Judge by the oath of Eastland Staveley the son the sole executor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.
It appears that Eastland was a schoolmaster, and was married with a family of his own and residing in Walsoken, Norfolk at the time of his father's death in 1850.
Miles' son Arthur married Eliza LOWE October 15, 1839 in St. Pancras, London. Arthur died in 1856 in St. Pancras, but his widow and children are residing in Richmond, Surrey by 1861.